Student Life

Science Internship Program

Western Science Internship Program

The Science Internship Program includes a series of preparatory sessions, an 8 - 16-month practical career-related experiences in an employment setting, and a post-internship component.

All students enrolled in the 3rd year of a 4-year undergraduate Science or Medical Sciences Honors Specialization, Specialization, or in a Major + Major combination (where at least one of the Majors is in Science or Medical Sciences) or students who are enrolled in the 3rd year of a 4-year BSc or BSc (Hons) program, are eligible to enroll in the Science/BMSc Internship Program if they satisfy the eligibility requirements. [new picture]


Other Ways to Get Involved


Undergraduates who have not yet completed their program may be interested in the following opportunities:



Western Chem Club
Chemistry Club is a group of individuals passionate about Chemistry! Students enrolled in the Department of Chemistry are automatically club members. Club membership is not solely Chemistry students as they also have students from Medical Sciences, Health Sciences, and Ivey. The goal is to bring together enthusiastic people through fun chemistry-related events for members and for the Chemistry department at large.
Chemistry Club facilitates first-year review sessions, hosts events for National Chemistry Week, runs intramural teams, and sells iconinc W"ester"N Chemistry merchandise.



Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Western's capstone course, Chemistry 4491E, for those in Specialization and Honours in Chemistry involves hands-on research experience, directed by a faculty member. This one-of-a-kind learning experience provides further advancement laboratory skills and techniques in a research environment. The key aspect of this course is its Thesis Defense Day where 36 students have a 15-minute presentation followed by two 10-minute sessions of questions. 

This is just one of the many opportunities for experiential learning in Chemistry at Western.

For more information on other courses, experiences, and opportunities, check out Experiential Learning, Our Course Offerings, and explore Western Connect.